COSMO is a 32 month pilot project whose aim is to demonstrate in realistic conditions the benefits of integrating advanced cooperative traffic management services and to quantify their impact in improving energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint.
Experimentation will be carried out in the following application areas:
• Environmentally sensitive traffic control strategies
• Eco-driving for private vehicle and for public transport
• Multimodal real-time information systems
• Advanced energy efficient technologies integrated in roadside equipment
• Dynamic City Access Management strategy
• Advanced Real-Time Congestion Management System
COSMO will set up three Pilot Sites in which a range of cooperative applications will be installed and tested: Salerno (Italy), Vienna (Austria) and Gothenburg (Sweden). All sites will implement leading-edge cooperative systems technologies developed in the recent EC-funded research projects COOPERS, CVIS and SAFESPOT.
The Italian and Swedish Pilot sites consist of urban scenarios, involving public transport, while the Austrian Pilot is testing an inter-urban use case on a motorway.
COSMO is adopting a system-wide approach to the assessment of energy efficiency, measuring the effect of a range of innovative traffic management systems not only on fuel consumption and traffic emissions, but also considering the impact of the energy used by the equipment itself, the product lifecycle and energy harvesting.
The principal result will be a set of quantified specifications for their practical deployment, covering technical, legal and organisational issues, as well as indications on the procurement, installation, operation and maintenance.
COSMO contributes to the EcoMobility sector objectives "Eco-smart driving" and Eco-traffic management".
November 2010 – June 2013.
Co-funded by the European Commission under the Competitiveness & Innovation Programme - ICT Policy Support Programme (CIP - ICT-PSP)
Coordinator: SWARCO Mizar S.p.A.
Partners: SWARCO FUTURIT Verkehrssignalsysteme GmbH, KAPSCH TrafficCom AG, ASFINAG Service GmbH, Geo Solutions NV, ERTICO–ITS Europe, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Centro Ricerche FIAT S.C.p.A, Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Volvo Technology AB, Lindholmen Science Park AB, TTS Italia.